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Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a short period of time.

Most people are under the assumption that if they don't feel  pain, there is nothing wrong. However, true health is not defined by the absence of symptoms. Pain is a poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has advanced.

For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. Furthermore, pain is commonly the first symptom to disappear under chiropractic care, even though much of the underlying condition remains.